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Carder Family History

Carder Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a wool-carder or for a maker of carders, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French card(e) ‘carder’ (the implement). See also Carda.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Carter, Carver, Harder, Corder, Carden, Mander, Warder, Barber, Bader

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Where is the Carder family from?

You can see how Carder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carder families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Carder families living in Virginia. This was about 34% of all the recorded Carder's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Carder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Carder. 21% of Carder men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Carder women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carder were Salesman and Seamstress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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What Carder family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Carder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Carder. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Carder. For the veterans among your Carder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carder lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Carder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Carder in 1945 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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